St. Al’s McCloud wins The Post’s Athlete of the Week award

Published 12:45 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Anthony McCloud is on Cloud Nine as the latest Vicksburg Post Athlete of the Week.

The St. Aloysius basketball player received 442 of the 757 votes cast in an online poll of The Post’s readers to earn this week’s award.

McCloud was a runaway winner, nearly tripling the 144 votes received by Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player and runner-up Jae’la Smith. Vicksburg High soccer player Kennedy Mullins finished third, with 119 votes, and Warren Central bowler Avery Green was fourth with 52.

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McCloud, a junior, averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals to help St. Al’s boys’ basketball team win two of its three games last week.

McCloud scored 18 points in wins over Riverfield Academy and Benton Academy, and had 12 points and 6 rebounds in a loss to Greenville Christian.

McCloud is the second St. Aloysius athlete in a row to win The Athlete of the Week award this season.

Congratulations to Anthony and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, as well as

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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